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LeBron James, Jayson Tatum CrawsOver Game Canceled Because of Condensation on Floor

Erin WalshAugust 21, 2022

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Saturday's CrawsOver Pro-Am Game that featured the likes of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum was canceled because of condensation on the floor, per The Athletic's Michael-Shawn Dugar.

It's unclear if either player intends to suit up in the CrawsOver again soon.

Dugar, Michael-Shawn @MikeDugar

You could tell LeBron knew it wasn’t safe to be out on that floor. Could see him whispering to Rich Paul at one point. Then MarJon Beauchamp tried a dunk & couldn’t get any traction. Jamal Crawford called the game after that and Bron looked at Rich like, “I called it.”

Dugar, Michael-Shawn @MikeDugar

And, like that, Jayson Tatum is outta here. As fans tell him not to trade Jaylen Brown lol. Jayson was cookin before the game got cut early. <a href="https://t.co/Ij1SYlEsov">pic.twitter.com/Ij1SYlEsov</a>

Viewers tweeted that at least one player slipped on the court and the humidity at the venue was to blame for the poor conditions.

The game also featured NBA stars Dejounte Murray, Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, Tari Eason and Isaiah Thomas.

It's an unfortunate ending to what was shaping up to be a great game in Seattle. Both James and Tatum, who were playing on the same team, were in the midst of what could have been a dominant performance.

Here's a look at some highlights of their limited time on the court:

NBA @NBA

Jayson Tatum has started off HOT 🔥<br><br>Watch <a href="https://twitter.com/thecrawsover?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@thecrawsover</a> live now on <a href="https://t.co/Pqxh2EPubW">https://t.co/Pqxh2EPubW</a> and the NBA app!<br><br>📲 <a href="https://t.co/vZLRTFPigo">https://t.co/vZLRTFPigo</a> <a href="https://t.co/tgF9tIw2D0">pic.twitter.com/tgF9tIw2D0</a>

NBA @NBA

That’s crafty, <a href="https://twitter.com/jaytatum0?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@jaytatum0</a> 👨‍🍳<a href="https://twitter.com/thecrawsover?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@thecrawsover</a> is live now on <a href="https://t.co/Pqxh2EPubW">https://t.co/Pqxh2EPubW</a> and the NBA app!<br><br>📲 <a href="https://t.co/vZLRTFPigo">https://t.co/vZLRTFPigo</a> <a href="https://t.co/0p4AtRYle4">pic.twitter.com/0p4AtRYle4</a>

NBA @NBA

LEBRON THROWS IT DOWN OFF THE TATUM ALLEY OOP 🤯<br><br>Don’t miss <a href="https://twitter.com/thecrawsover?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@thecrawsover</a>, streaming live now on <a href="https://t.co/Pqxh2EPubW">https://t.co/Pqxh2EPubW</a> and the NBA app!<br><br>➡️ <a href="https://t.co/vZLRTFPigo">https://t.co/vZLRTFPigo</a> <a href="https://t.co/QlmZalUACA">pic.twitter.com/QlmZalUACA</a>

NBA @NBA

LeBron down the lane with AUTHORITY!<br><br>Watch <a href="https://twitter.com/thecrawsover?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@thecrawsover</a> live now on <a href="https://t.co/Pqxh2EPubW">https://t.co/Pqxh2EPubW</a> and the NBA app!<br><br>➡️ <a href="https://t.co/vZLRTFPigo">https://t.co/vZLRTFPigo</a> <a href="https://t.co/LFM99HfbAD">pic.twitter.com/LFM99HfbAD</a>

NBA @NBA

Jayson Tatum knows it's still <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBAAssistWeek?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBAAssistWeek</a> 👀 <a href="https://t.co/hWXsaxZ8Qh">pic.twitter.com/hWXsaxZ8Qh</a>

It's an even more disappointing result for the thousands of fans who camped out the night before to catch a glimpse of James and the other NBA stars in person. Seattle no longer has an NBA team, so it's not too often that fans in the city get to watch their favorite players live.

Jamal Crawford, who runs the CrawsOver Pro-Am, made a recent appearance on ESPN's NBA Today (h/t Logan Newman of USA Today) and said he tries to lure in some of the world's best players because children in Seattle don't get to see their favorite players often, if ever:

"A lot of kids in this area especially have only seen their favorite players whether it be on TV or on video games. To see their favorite players right there in person, to reach out and touch them—and they might have an interaction with you—and if you're a kid working to get better and to dream about being on that level, that makes your dreams more realistic."

Pro-Am leagues have become very popular among NBA players looking to stay in shape this summer. In addition to the group that suited up in the CrawsOver on Saturday, James has also played in the Drew League alongside DeMar DeRozan.

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